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Medical Monstrosities & Objects of Terror (York Festival of Ideas 2017)
Thu, 8 Jun 2017, 19:00
Thursday 8th 2017, 7.00pm - 8.00pm (Temple Hall) (+14 years plus)
Prepare to be amazed and terrified by this lecture/performance dissecting the peculiar history of mental health treatment from the Victorian Lunatic Asylums and their ‘mad doctors’ to the present day. Out of Character is a theatre company comprising people who have lived experience of mental health problems and will perform extracts from their recent co-production Objects of Terror along with new material based on their own personal stories.
Out of Character is a theatre company comprising people who have lived experience of mental health problems.
Out of Character Theatre Company make challenging work for inquisitive audiences with the aim of transcending the boundaries of modern theatre and public perceptions of mental health, claiming the territory between inspiration and medication. This show is based on our production at York Theatre Royal in November 2016. Previous work includes regular collaboration with York Theatre Royal (Tales from Kafka, Henry IV, More Tales From Kafka), A sell-out audience for ‘Disturbing Shakespeare’ as part of the York Literature Festival, and regular performances and workshops at conferences and medical schools around the country.
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With thanks to:
The Joseph Rowntree Foundation
The Igen Trust
Tees, Esk and Wear Valley NHS Foundation Trust
York St John University
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